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dc.contributor.authorWouw, M. van deen_US
dc.contributor.authorHanson, Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorNokoe, S.en_US
dc.titleObservation strategies for morphological characterisation of foragesen_US
dcterms.abstractSeveral differnt methods using different numbers of plants and observations have been used for characterisation of germplasm. In this study two different observation strategies for characterisation were tested in order to determine the minimum number of observations and plant per accession whilst still obtaining accurate results using eight forage legume species, eight forage grass species multiplied from seeds and eight clonally propagated forage grass species. In most cases, 10 observations, with 1 observation per plant would be sufficient to reach an acceptable error percentage. Observations taken on a plant basis with one observation per plant appears to be the most efficient way of scoring morphological characters. If less than 10 plants per accession are available, the reduced number of plants can be compensated by taking more observations per plant. An acceptable error percentage can often not be reached when the number of plants is less than four or five, even if many observations per plant are taken.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsLimited Accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGenetic Resources and Crop Evolution;46(1): 63-71en_US
dcterms.extentp. 63-71en_US
dcterms.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dcterms.subjectfeed cropsen_US
dcterms.subjectagronomic charactersen_US
dcterms.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.identifierJean Hanson: 0000-0002-3648-2641en_US
cg.journalGenetic Resources and Crop Evolutionen_US

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